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How Much Of Success Is Mindset And How Much Is Strategy?

Does your entrepreneurial journey feel like a bit of a roller coaster?

It probably comes as no surprise that starting a business is rewarding, but it also involves a lot of hard work and effort. (It really is a marathon, not a sprint.)

You have to be in it for the long haul – which is why you need both mindset and strategy.

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Everything (including you) doesn’t have to be perfect to start a business

Everything doesn’t have to be perfect for you to start a business. Or more specifically YOU don’t have to be perfect to start a business. Being in business usually means being, or it at least feels like you are being, more public than having a job.

And the scrutiny that people imagine comes with that stops people from even starting in the first place. So I’m here to tell you – you don’t have to be perfect to do this, in fact often it helps significantly if you’re not.

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The 3 Factors That Decide How Far Your Business Will Go

Cat LeBlancHow far can you take your business?

It’s an important question to ask yourself, especially if you have big goals for your business.

If you think about it, there are health coaches that make $30k a year and are happy with that; there are those that make $100k a year and are pretty damn pleased with themselves (and so they should be!). And then there are the people who go on to create empires helping thousands of people find better health.

Whether you want to be the health coach next door, the more ‘out there’ health coach with more people reading your blog, or you want to be the next Kris Carr depends on three big factors, because if you think about it, the result that they are all selling IS THE SAME.

Let me make a little caveat here: obviously this depends on having a solid business model, that should go without saying, but let’s say you have a proven business concept, meaning other people have made money doing what you do. How far can you go with this baby?

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Practical Dreaming: Why You Need It To Get Ahead In Business

Cat LeBlancI am a very practical person. I find not much gets done without practicality and I generally look before I leap in most things.

I like to have a plan. And a back up plan.

But I’m also a dreamer.

Does that surprise you?

In my experience, people get very practical about business. And I am one of them! But in order to be a successful business owner, you also have to be a dreamer. You have to be both.

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Is Ambition A Dirty Word?

Cat LeBlancAre you ambitious? Do you want to be?

While I was on my trip home recently, I heard from a couple of women that ambition is a dirty word. They mentioned that women are reading things like Lean In to work on speaking up, being heard, and recognizing that ambition is a good thing.

This was kind of strange to me! It could be that I was away from English speaking culture for a decade and I missed the memo, but I always believed that ambition is good – and I felt like there was something wrong with me that I am not especially ambitious! At least at work.

It’s a question that’s dogged the corporate world for decades, seen as perhaps one of the reasons that there aren’t as many female CEOs and executives. But are women naturally less ambitious than men? Not necessarily. A recent study showed that executive women actually have more ambition to reach the next level in their workplaces.

So if we’re not naturally less ambitious, maybe it’s something else.  Maybe we are ambitious about different things.

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